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Will we find alien life this century?
Will we find alien life this century?

A scientist shares five reasons we might find alien life this century - and five we reasons we might not.

Astronauts deep diving to prepare for life in space

The NEEMO explorers say it's going swimmingly.

Companies flood Earth's orbit with satellites

The number of operational satellites has jumped 40 percent in the past five years, with nearly 1,400 now orbit the Earth…

Apollo astronauts' 'graffiti' revealed inside historic moon capsule

As the Apollo 11 astronauts hurtled toward their historic rendezvous with the moon 47 years ago this week, they kept a hand-drawn…

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Warriors coach Andrew McFadden on the upcoming game…

Watch: Metiria Turei wants house prices to drop video Watch: Metiria Turei wants house prices to drop

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei wants house prices…

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Explained: Space junk that fell to NZ
Explained: Space junk that fell to NZ

Do we need to be worried about pieces of junk falling out of space and into our atmosphere?

Which NZ city is caught in the lights?
Which NZ city is caught in the lights?

A striking photograph taken from a Nasa flying observatory at a height of 44,000ft shows the extent of light pollution caused…

Broken telescope discovers new planets
Broken telescope discovers new planets

The space robot formerly known as Kepler should have stopped working in 2013, but scientists just confirmed new planets…

Juno gears up for first Jupiter close-ups
Juno gears up for first Jupiter close-ups

Nasa's Juno mission has survived Jupiter's extreme radiation and is getting ready to send back never-seen-before pictures…

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Rocket Lab unveils new satellite deal
Rocket Lab unveils new satellite deal

NZ company Rocket Lab is a step closer to lift off, today saying it had done a deal for three satellite…

Small step for Mahia, giant leap for NZ

Sheep, hills, remoteness and rockets. New Zealand is about to blast off from distant Mahia and into the world's $350 billion…

Editorial: Space craft pays homage to science

Way out in space, so far that it takes a message nearly an hour to reach earth, the Nasa craft Juno is doing what the classical…

How Juno could tell us where we came from

On July 4, Juno will give us an unprecedented look at our solar system's weirdest planet.

The sun has lost its spots
The sun has lost its spots

The sun has gone completely "blank" for the second time this month.

NASA tests booster rocket for Mars missions

WATCH: NASA has tested rocket boosters that it hopes will power its new rocket to fly to Mars.

How Juno could solve riddle of Jupiter

The largest planet in the solar system may finally give up its secrets thanks to a new probe.

Watch: Black hole devours star

Scientists witnessed in unprecedented detail a star being ripped to shreds and devoured by a dormant supermassive black…

China's big threat to peace in 2030

It's a scary, but potentially real threat facing the world by 2030. But one expert warns China's cyber war capabilities…

Scientists crack mystery of Venus' vanished water
Scientists crack mystery of Venus' vanished water

Super-powerful electric winds may have blown it into space.

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